We are an event company that caters to small business owners and busy professionals only. We like our approach to be both pleasant and professional. Please check out our website to get an idea of our corporate 'vibe'. CircDuSoiree.com. We are in the process of re-branding, so I will attach images of our previous cards for an idea of what we have been doing thus far. We liked them, but not 100% loved them. Also, the cards need to include a picture of the area coordinator. I will include our new logo design as well. For what it's worth, our new tagline (which hasn't been 100% fine tuned) will be something along the lines of 'Investing in your clients keeps them investing in you'. Again, the exact wording is a bit flexible. This contest is for FRONT and BACK of card! We will need to be able to swap out (alter) information such as phone numbers and email addresses, in addition to names and pictures. I'm including one to work with. Name is Kate Lindsay, title is unnecessary, phone number is 469-803-6013. Email is Kate@CircDuSoiree.com, web address is www.CircDuSoiree.com.
Update: We want the cards to ‘match’ the look of the website, and would prefer a horizontal design as opposed to vertical. Thank you! Something similar to the ones we’ve been using might be a good place to start.
Update: We like the smaller pic look, not full-size top to bottom on the card, and on the right side of the card so that it is 'facing' the data part of the card. Also, we are wanting 'interesting and engaging' more so than 'clean and contemporary'. We will try to add a few ideas of looks we like for inspiration.
Note: please look at the back of the original card and base your designs similar to that.
Update: We like the look of pictures along the same lines of the ones on our website, however, please refrain from using the exact same ones that are ON the website. It is too redundant to clients. Please use ones that are similar (and legal to use). I added the one from the original card that was used.
Update: no full size/top-to-bottom headshot pic placement, fun pic of some sort on back of card, no heavy gold/yellow, not headshot in a circle, and keep the headshot facing the wording/information of the card.
Update: Wow! Some of these are looking really good! Some tips, we like the ones that don't look too washed out, or with too much white space. In fact, we're liking the light gray background to the front of some of these. That doesn't mean that we won't end up with a white front, but that light gray looks nice! As for the back, thank you for using the pic we provided! It's really the look we are going for! Try to refrain from adding extra commentary such as 'marketing' or 'events', and try to ensure that the wording on the back is legible. We don't mind if you want to put our tagline on there somewhere. We've seen some of those wherein that works. Just be sure and keep the opacity to a readable degree, if used at all. (We like it, but like with the front, it isn't a requirement for the overall aesthetic that we are going for). Lastly, we are finding that we prefer the centered vertically wording for the back as opposed to the centered horizontally. Thank you so much for your amazing efforts! - K.
Update: We can not offer feedback on every single card. Please read brief to understand what we are looking for. If your design is in obvious contrast to what we have specified we will delete it automatically. Also, duplicates will be eliminated as well. Thanks. - K
Update: We mentioned it earlier in the brief, but for some reason, very few of you are doing it, but we really don't want the representative's pic on the front to be large. (We worded this earlier as 'no full size/top-to-bottom headshot pic placement) Some of these designs look really good, so we can't say that we won't make an exception to that preference if the larger option really looks that much better, but it IS a preference. We would request that some of you we've already rated highly submit a few version with a smaller headshot. .... Also, if it wasn't effectively conveyed earlier, we don't want rounded, or 'peaked' lines. We understand that you are emulating the lines in the logo, be we do not want that look repeated on the card. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and many amazing designs! - All the Best, K.